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Über das Weingut und die Weine
In 1300, the estate that is now Palazzo Vecchio was the heart of the historically important Fattoria di Valiano farm. Located on the border between the Papal States and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and overlooking the Val di Chiana, the estate has witnessed major historical events, including the famous reclamation and drainage of the Chiana valley. This spectacular feat of engineering and hydraulics was initiated by Leonardo da Vinci in 1500 and later developed by Antonio da Sangallo.
In 1788, a major project was commissioned by Grand Duke Leopold I of Lorraine and executed by Count Vittorio Fossombroni with the goal of making the Val di Chiana the most fertile area in Tuscany. The project took ninety years to complete. It is here, in the clay-rich lands surrounding this area, that Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG – a great Italian wine from the smallest Tuscan appellation - is produced.